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Do Echo Frames Work With iPhone?

Last Updated Jun 3, 2022

There are so many new tech gadgets coming onto the market every day. One of the new popular items is smart frames for eyeglasses. These frames give users all the smart perks of a phone without the need to have full hands. If you are looking to buy a new pair of Echo Frames, you may be wondering, do Echo Frames work with an iPhone?

Echo Frames work with an iPhone with a native voice assistant, which means that iPhone 6 and higher models are compatible with the Echo Frames. iPhone 5 models and lower are not compatible because they do not have the proper functionality to pair with the Echo Frames.

If you like to mix your tech brands, this is great news for you. Just because you are an Apple phone fan does not mean you cannot use Alexa to help you navigate life a little easier. Keep reading to find out what other phones are compatible with the Echo Frames and how to pair your Echo Frames with your iPhone.

Compatibility With Phones

New technology does not always play nicely with older models of phones and other tech brands. This boils down to the fact that not every smartphone will be compatible with the Echo Frames. It is important to know if your smartphone will work before making this investment. Below are the iPhone models that work with Echo Frames:

  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone Pro Max 
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and Pro Max 
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X 
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus 
  • iPhone SE (gen 1, gen 2, and gen 3)

If you see your iPhone on this comprehensive list, you are on the right track. If your iPhone is not listed, consider buying one of the phones listed here. This will ensure that your Echo Frames will work properly with your phone so you can use all the functions as they are intended.

Even though Apple products are known for not being so compatible with many products, iPhones are compatible with many Echo and Alexa products.

Pair Echo Frames to Your Phone

You need to put in a little work to use the Echo Frames with your smartphone. This means some simple downloading and prompt guidance. If you have never done this before and need help, follow these instructions to get started:

  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app on a smartphone
  2. Log in to your Amazon Account
  3. Click Add Device
  4. Click Amazon Echo
  5. Click Echo Frames
  6. Your glasses are now paired successfully

Once the pairing is done, try using the functions of the frame to ensure they work properly. Make a call, play music, or issue a voice command. If the Echo Frames complete the task, you know they are working properly and do not need to be returned, repaired, or replaced.

Troubleshooting Connectivity

Sometimes it can be difficult to get your iPhone to connect with your Echo Frames. This can be due to user error or even hardware malfunction. This can be frustrating, especially when you need your tech to work the way it is intended. Review some of the tips listed below to help you work through your Echo Frame connectivity issues.

Check for Updates

It is important to go in and check for updates for the Echo Frames and the iPhone iOS regularly. Both items have regular updates to keep the tech working in perfect order. To avoid needing to check in all the time, you can also simply turn on “Allow push of automatic updates” on each device. It will automatically update for you when the time comes.

Check Bluetooth Settings

The iPhone and the Echo Frames both need Bluetooth enabled to function properly. If either device has this signal turned off, they will not speak to each other and work properly. Make sure to go into the Alexa app to check to see if the Bluetooth settings are on. Check in the “General” settings on the iPhone. After they are both turned on, try using them again.

Ensure the iPhone is Selected

Another issue with the Echo Frames and iPhone could be that the Echo Frames does not have the iPhone selected as the proper Bluetooth device to read and use. Echo Frames do not have innate compatibility with iOS phones. This means users must select the Echo Frames they want to use in the app for them to work. 

Another Step Into the Future

Technology is helping up step into the future every day and allowing us to live easier and less stressful lives. The Echo Frames are a great way to enjoy all the functions a phone has, but without sacrificing headspace. Grab your glasses, and get on the go.

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